ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS
ADMIRAL RODNEY HMS FORMIDABLE
RARE SAINT LUCIA RUM
ADMIRAL GEORGE B.RODNEY - 1ST BARON RODNEY KB (1718 - 1792)
Admiral G. Rodney was a brillant naval strategist, an inveterate gambler and an unscrupulous collector of the spoils of war. He will forever be remembered as the Admiral who broke the French line at the Battle of the Saints thus ensuring British domination of the Caribbean. The Admiral Rodney series of award winning rums celebrates this famous naval battle and toasts the courage and valour of British sailours who “broke the line” and vanquished the French fleet.
Launched in August 1777 HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney’s flagship in the famous Battle of the Saints. Formidable was in the centre of the British fleet and took advantage of a sudden wind change to “break the line” and sail into the French fleet unleashing her 98 guns on Admiral de Grasse’s ships. Fighting with gusto and courage Formidable’s gallantry has inspired us to create an exceptional rum that celebrates valour, honor and service. HMS Formidable contains rums aged in American white oak Bourbon casks with the base distillates being aged for a minimum of 9 - 12 years in tropical heat which significantly speeds up the maturation.
Nose: Wonderful honeyed raisin fruit, spices and vanilla.
Palate: Complex palate of luscious sweets sultana fruit and balancing toasty oak. A long finish to leave a lasting impression of the brilliance of great rum.
70cl - 40% abv